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Alabama has been particularly affected by the opioid epidemic, say health care providers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Armed with a grant from the Alabama Department of Mental Health, UAB is launching a pilot program aimed at getting more opioid users into treatment.

Lynne Shelton, a student in the UAB School of Health Professions’ M.S. in Healthcare Simulation program, has been named Teacher Educator of the Year in the Health Science Division by the Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

School of Health Professions' Dean Andrew Butler joined Amanda Dorsey, faculty member in the Department of Health Services Administration, for their "Quarantine Conversations" recently. This is a series of candid conversations posted on the department's LinkedIn page that captures people in their "natural habitat" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the Deep South sees a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have created a symptom checker to identify hot spots where the virus is spreading. The new website, HelpBeatCOVID19.org, will provide public health officials insight into underserved areas based on the symptomatic data collected from the region and could help inform and enhance public health observation.